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Democratic National Convention to begin today

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After an eventful convention for the GOP's last week, it's now the Democrats turn.

The Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Here is the list of events: 

APPI Caucus 

Native American Council 

Black Caucus 

Hispanic Caucus

Ethnic Council 

Disability Council

Small Business Owners Council

Veterans and Military Families Council 

Labor Council 

Faith Council

Gavel In

Pam Livengood - personally affected by the growing substance abuse epidemic 

Karla & Francisca Oritz - parents are undocumented and live in fear of deportation

Anastasia Somoza - diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia when she was born, and an advocate for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities 

DREAMer Astrid Silva - speaker 

Senator Bernie Sanders - speaker

First Lady Michelle Obama - speaker 

Gavel Out 

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